Karen KimmelKaren Kimmel is a sculpture and installation artist based in Los Angeles. She has exhibited her work with Sara Meltzer Gallery in New York, Mary Goldman in Los Angeles, the Barbican Center in London and the Santa Monica Museum of Art, to name just a few. Karen launched the Art of Exchange series in 2006 during a six-month residency with Creative Growth, a non-profit arts center in Oakland, California that works with adults who have serious developmental disabilities. Following the residency, Karen wanted to bring the Exchange Collection to a wider audience, and created the Kimmel Kids line of products with workshop and community based objectives in mind.
She is interested in the idea of children and adults alike, getting creative, drawing, painting and letting their creative juices flow. She recently developed Crafting Communities, a weekend long event for parents and children held at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.